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IBM Offers Sandbox for Newly Open Sourced Swift Language

IBM offered up a free Swift sandbox for developers to play around with the rising programming language immediately after it was officially open sourced yesterday by its creator, Apple.

Zulu Embedded Comes to Windows IoT

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is partnering with Microsoft to provide a version of its open source Zulu JDK for Java developers who are creating Internet of Things applications on Windows 10.

IBM, Google Open Source Machine Learning Technology for Big Data Analytics

IBM followed Google's lead in donating machine learning technology to the open source community, providing developers with more resources for their Big Data predictive analytics projects.

Cloudera to Donate Impala and Kudu Big Data Projects to Apache

Cloudera yesterday proposed to donate its homegrown Impala and Kudu projects to the Apache Software Foundation to foster further community development of the technologies used for Big Data analytics.

With Android/Windows Bridge Stalled, Microsoft Moves Forward on iOS Project

With the Project Astoria plan to allow the building of Windows 10 apps with Android code via emulation in big trouble, Microsoft is nevertheless moving forward on its similar Windows Bridge for iOS.

NetBeans 8.1. IDE Released

NetBeans 8.1 is now generally available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8, and adding a number of new tools and enhancements.

Eclipse Group Launches Second IoT Challenge

The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group has announced the second edition of its Open IoT Challenge, which pits individuals and teams of developers against each other to see who can create the most innovative IoT solutions using open standards and open source technologies.

Open Source Framework for High Performance Computing Announced

The Linux Foundation is forming a new open source framework to support sophisticated High Performance Computing (HPC) environments with development tools, numerical libraries, I/O services and more.

Well Known Vulnerability Still Putting Java Apps and Servers at Risk

It was first reported by security researchers nine months ago, but a vulnerability in the popular Apache Commons library continues to put thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of a remote code execution attack.

Spark Creator AMPLab Speeds Big Data Queries with Compressed Data Store

AMPLab, the UC Berkeley research unit famous for creating the wildly popular Apache Spark technology, has now developed an adjunct open source project that uses data compression for faster queries.

Open Source Projects Further RESTful API-Based Development

Open source projects are emerging to further software development practices based on RESTful APIs, which are becoming more instrumental in providing app back-end services and other functionality.

Open Source MongoDB Updated with Enterprise Features

MongoDB announced a new version of its open source-based NoSQL database with features designed to make it more attractive for enterprise use.

Microsoft and Red Hat Make Cloud Pact

Microsoft and Red Hat -- a leading provider of the Linux OS and other open source software -- today announced a joint effort to provide more Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure as a means to help enterprise customers move to a hybrid cloud computing model.

Mobile Dev Firm RoboVM Gives Up on Open Source

RoboVM "closed sourced" the code used in its mobile app development tooling, citing no significant contributions to the project and thus no benefits derived -- and in fact accusing competitors of using the open source code against the company in commercial products.

Open Sourced Greenplum Data Warehouse Now on GitHub

Pivotal Software Inc. followed through on its February promise to open source core components of its Big Data platform, placing the Greenplum data warehouse software on GitHub with an Apache 2 license.

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